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Photo by @edkashi | Thousands of protesters, many school-age kids, turned out on a beautiful early autumn day in downtown Manhattan to take part in the global climate strike to raise awareness about climate change, on September 20, 2019. Photographed in collaboration with VII Photo Agency @viiphoto.

Sponsored by @tidelaundry // After Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, P&G and partner organizations helped give affected people access to meaningful necessities and comforts. // @ProcterGamble is by helping to bring a sense of normalcy to those impacted by natural disasters through @tidelaundry Loads of Hope and other relief efforts.

Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | In the dry lands of Kilimanjaro's rain shadow, water can be scarce for wildlife. Here in Kenya's Chyulu Hills, waterholes attract a huge array of animals throughout the day, although the predators tend to find comfort in the cover of darkness. It is unusual to see a breeding herd around here; their movements are more limited by water availability and the needs of the youngsters. But the bulls can travel further and often congregate around these waterholes, shaking their massive heads at the antelope and zebras all patiently waiting their turn to drink.

Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | North Korean students carrying torches hold a mass march on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 70th anniversary of the nation's founding. Please follow me @dguttenfelder for an inside look at North Korea, where I have been traveling and photographing for the past 19 years.

Photo by Trevor Frost @tbfrost | While working on a film in the Peruvian Amazon, I visited several fires that were set to clear land for cacao plantations. At one of these locations local nonprofit @hojanueva helped me look for the remains of animals that were killed by the flames. In one hour we found dead lizards, snakes, small mammals, and four yellow-footed tortoises, including this one, which was likely 25 to 30 years old. To learn more about my ongoing work in the Amazon rainforest, I'm @tbrost.

Photo by Lynsey Addario @lynseyaddario.| Gulam Farouq, a soldier in the Afghan national army, hands out bread to Afghan widows and other women, outside the shrine to Sufi poet and philosopher Kwaja Abdullah Ansari, in Herat. In a country with 35 percent unemployment and 36 percent of people living below the poverty line, Afghan soldiers and police officers typically collect donations from visitors in the area around the shrine and pass them on to the poor and the disabled. This image was shot for "Veiled Rebellion," published in December 2010. To see more of my work, follow @lynseyaddario.

Photo by Kirsten Luce @kirstenluce | Video from @saveelephantfoundation | Amazing news: Gluay Hom the elephant has started a new life at a sanctuary! Thank you to the @natgeo Instagram community for speaking out and fighting for him—your voices made a difference. He’s receiving vet care, plenty of food, and discovering grass and swimming after spending years chained on concrete. For our June feature story on wildlife tourism, writer @natashaldaly and I documented Gluay Hom’s situation. We found him behind a stadium, with a swollen leg and bloody sores, at Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo, outside Bangkok. Last month, following public outrage, the Thai nonprofit Save Elephant Foundation secured Gluay Hom’s purchase and brought him to its sanctuary in Chiang Mai. Although many animals still languish at Samut Prakarn and other facilities around Thailand, Natasha and I never imagined Gluay Hom would have this second chance. Thank you for sharing our story.

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Video by Joel Sartore @joelsartore.| A pair of baby Indochinese silvered langurs cling to one another @ACCB_cambodia in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This endangered primate is in severe decline due to logging and poaching—babies are sold as pets, then given to the center once people realize they can’t care for them. To catch another glimpse of this pair, follow me @joelsartore.

Photo by Brian Skerry @brianskerry | A school of glasseye fish pause on a coral reef in Japan’s Ogasawara Islands. These islands, located approximately 600 miles from Tokyo, are home to the fictional creature Godzilla. But diving here for me was far from frightening, as I was frequently surrounded by beautiful fish, invertebrates, and even dolphins. Follow @brianskerry and dive deep into the world of marine wildlife.

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | A father and daughter moment: This is Mohammed, a 32-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, playing with three-month-old Dunia outside their shelter in a camp in Athens, Greece. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis, follow me @mmuheisen @mmuheisenpublic. For more on how to get involved, follow @everydayrefugees.

Photo by Katie Orlinsky @katieorlinsky | Shot on assignment for “The Carbon Threat,” in this month’s issue of National Geographic (link in my bio). Ground collapses at Duvanny Yar, a permafrost “megaslump” along the Kolyma River in northern Siberia. This constantly moving landslide, driven by erosion and sped up by warming temperatures, is an important research site for scientists, who use it to track what happens when carbon-rich land that has been hidden and frozen for centuries begins to thaw. Permafrost is a layer of continuously frozen soil found primarily in the Arctic. It covers almost 1/4 of the Earth’s surface. Scientists have recently discovered that permafrost is thawing much faster than expected, releasing carbon gases that could drastically speed up climate change.

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